Ohio Gourders – Join in a fun and friendly competition by creating your own one-of-a-kind functional birdhouse to showcase at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center to welcome spring!

About this Event

Competition Rules & Guidelines (Deadline 3/13/21)

WHO MAY ENTER: The competition is open to the general public. Be creative with design and materials to build your own one-of-a-kind functional birdhouse. All entries must be hand-made by the entrant(s). Commercially produced birdhouses or assembled kits will not be accepted. Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC) reserves the right to refuse submissions that are deemed inappropriate for display at the center.

Entry registration and details can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/grange-insurance-audubon-center-18033916899

Note:  this is NOT affiliated with the Ohio Gourd Society.

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Ohio Gourd Society Shirts and Other Merchandise!

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Ohio Gourd Society.

We have a wide range of items including  “GOT GOURDs?” theme.   We have many choices including  sweat shirts, aprons, hats, mugs and key chains. You can also find us on Facebook

2021 Ohio Gourd Show

At this time we are planning to have our Ohio Gourd Show in 2021 on October 1, 2 and 3. We will keep you posted on COVID-19 and how it might affect our activities.

Wacky Kids Krates

We currently are partnering with the Arts Council of Westerville on their Wacky Kids Krates.  These kits include two gourd projects submitted by the Ohio Gourd Society.  What a wonderful gift that will keep your child busy creating something of their own to make them proud and possibly offer them a new hobby to continue in the future.

We’re Living the Gourd Life

Ohio Gourd Patches

Central Ohio
Meets near Columbus at the Sunbury Community Library, Sunbury, Ohio

Contact Vikkie Mustad
vmustad51@gmail or
740-215-3516

West Central Ohio
Meets at Shawnee Prairie Park (Darke County)

Contact Celia Roberts
nroberts3@woh.rr.com

Start One
Gourd Patch Launch

Start a Gourd Patch near you. Meet, socialize, exchange plants, gourds, and art. Create special events like The Grand Illumination!

For Kids
Youth Program

OGS Youth Program is open to young people ages 5 to 18. $50 Award for successful completion of the program each year!

Congratulations to our first successful participant of 2020, Mckenna H, mentored by Vikkie Mustad.

OGS provides opportunities for creativity, learning, community involvement and sharing of talents to people of all ages.

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ON SALE NOW!!!! Ohio Gourd Sweatshirt, $20. LIMITED STOCK!!! Get yours before they are gone!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Help us grow!Do you want to help us grow? Help us by Liking and Sharing our posts as well as following our page. Every time you do this, we reach more people. Thank you for helping us grow! Also check out our sister page: The Ohio Gourd Society! ... See MoreSee Less
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Baby, it's cold out there! It's a great time to order a warm knit hat w/ gourd accent. Keep warm while supporting the Ohio Gourd Society! ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you want to help us grow? Help us by Liking and Sharing our posts as well as following our page. Every time you do this, we reach more people. Thank you for helping us grow! Also check out our sister page: The Ohio Gourd Society! ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you have a child in your life that might enjoy crafting with gourds? Consider giving them a gourd and just letting them do whatever. It is so fun, and they really get creative. This is Noah Gingery with his "Glitter Man". He was so proud to get a ribbon. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to everyone to donated to our fundraiser. It will end March 1. Watch for more creative fundraisers. ... See MoreSee Less
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Great pictures from the Morrow County Facebook page. Thanks for sharing! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out this great sale from Blue Whale Arts. They are one of our vendors. ... See MoreSee Less
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You've seen it! You've loved it! Now Own one! $15 on www.ohiogourdsociety.com. Check out our other Gourd Items. Profits go to fund the next Gourd Show. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Ohio Gourd Society is accepting donations for the 2021 gourd show silent auction. Donations may include art supplies, brushes, acrylic paints, spray cans of Krylon Chrystal clear coating. And always dried gourds for crafting. In varying donations to meet all interests this year we would like to include candles, cooking items, utensil sets, pot holders, towel sets, cook books, even canned goods for grouping and making baskets. Maybe you and a couple of friends could put together a themed gift basket. Do you have that crazy item you got for Christmas or won elsewhere...we will take it. Nothing too small. Do you crochet...maybe a handmade baby sweater or blanket. Gift cards and cash always accepted, we know how to shop!! You can email me at jeanniedjh@aol.com to make arrangements to pick up or send. We will figure something out. Happy Gourding ya’ll. Donna H. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Ohio Gourd Society: Active and Social

We host meetings each year in addition to our signature event, The Ohio Gourd Show!

You can find us on Facebook, meet with your local gourd patch, start one of your own, get involved in our board or our youth program, or donate to support the work of our organization!

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